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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
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© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
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  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2009 

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                                            December  2009

 Thu 31st Dec --   Carr Mill Dam  --  200+ Pink-footed Geese over 9.00am,  2 Little Grebe,  2 Cormorant,  2 Buzzard, 
                              ''     ''       ''     --  20+ Redpoll,  40+ Siskin.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  1 Harris Hawk, (Would this be a different one to the Newton le Willows bird?).

Wed 30th Dec -- St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  100+ Canada Geese.  

Tue 29th Dec --  Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Willow Tit,  5 Reed Bunting,   very quiet all round.

                          Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Teal,  1 Tufted Duck on the brook.

 Mon 28th Dec --  Stanley Bank Way, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard flying low over fields heading towards the East Lancs.
 Sun 27th Dec  --  Newton Lake, NLW ( Lake 50% frozen over)  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  6 Tufted Duck,  40 Teal.

Sat 26th Dec  --   Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley -- 1 Buzzard over, 1 Peregrine over, 1 Jay, 1 Bullfinch, 12 Reed Bunting.

                           Coopers Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Water Rail.

                           Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  6 Tufted Duck on the brook.

                           Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  2 Ravens.

Thu 24th Dec  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Pochard,  9 Tufted Duck,  2 Cormorant, 1 Redshank, 

                                 ''      ''      ''      --  19 Lapwing,  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Jay,  8 Fieldfare,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Reed Bunting.

                           Eccleston Mere  --   3  (2m-1f) Goldeneye,  1 Water Rail, in ditch in south west corner.

                           Mill Lane, Sutton Leach  --  10 Waxwings  going over north mid morning,  reported on BirdGuides.

Wed 23rd Dec  -- Newton Lake, NLW ( Lake 90% frozen over)  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  23 Teal.

Tue 22nd Dec --  Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall,  1 Teal,   6 Tufted Duck. 

                          St Helens town centre  --   2 Peregrine.       

Mon  21st Dec -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Slavonian Grebe reported.

Sun 20th  Dec -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --   1 Caspian Gull,  1 ad/w Med Gull,  3 1st/w Yellow-legged Gull, 
                               ''             ''               ''       ''      --  6,000  Herring Gull. 

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  35 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck,  8 Snipe,  1 Common Buzzard.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  27 Fieldfare,  3 Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting.

                           Broad Oak, Sankey Valley  --  4 Goosander flyovers,  1 Heron,  6 Fieldfare.

                          Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Goosander on brook,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 Kestrel.

Sat  19th Dec  -- Newton Lake, NLW  -- 46 Teal,  1 Common Gull,   escaped Harris Hawk still present.  

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Dunlin,  1 Caspian Gull,  1 Med Gull,  1 Yellow-legged Gull, 
                              ''             ''              ''        ''       --    1 Leucistic Herring Gull.

Thu 17th Dec --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Mute Swans,  34 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail.

Wed 16th Dec -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  Juvenile Brent Goose reported.

Tue 15th Dec --  Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Little Grebe,  6 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  32 Redwing,  2 Fieldfare,  4 Willow Tit,  
                             ''      ''     ''      --  30+ Siskin,  2 Tree Sparrow.

Mon 14th Dec -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swan,  2 Pochard,  8 Tufted Duck, 40 Teal, 1 escaped Harris Hawk.

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  2 Teal on the brook,   3  Jay.

Sun 13th Dec --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  14 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1m & 1f Red-crested Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck

                              ''             ''              ''        ''    --   1 Red-breasted Goose,  60 Barnacle Geese,  4 Canada Geese,        
                              ''             ''               ''         ''    --   3m -  11 f Goldeneye,   2 Teal,  1 Redshank,  25 Snipe,  300+ Lapwing,  
                              ''             ''               ''         ''    --   2 G.B.B Gull,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Jay. 

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  12 Snipe,  9 Fieldfare,  7 Redwing, 
                             ''      ''     ''      --  2 Stock Dove,  30+ SiKin.

Sat 12th Dec  -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  2 Raven over,  going north at 2.30pm.

Fri 11th  Dec --  Prescot Reservoir  --  Possible Caspian Gull reported,  no sign of the previous days Slavonian Grebe.

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  3 Bullfinch,  12 Reed Bunting.

Thu 10th Dec -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Slavonian Grebe,  1 Barn Owl.

                         A572 Newton Road -- Southworth Road, on the way in to Newton le Willows  --  1 Buzzard over fields.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,   2 male Pochard,  

                              ''         ''          ''     --   68 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  1 escaped Harris Hawk.

Wed 9th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Slavonian Grebe  still present.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  80 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  12 Fieldfare,  2 Redpoll, 

                            ''      ''      ''    --   2 Tree Sparrow, 15 Siskin,  2 Bullfinch,  3 Willow Tit,  2 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer. 

Tue 8th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Slavonian Grebe reported again today.

                        Penkford Flash, NLW  --  8 Grey Heron,  2 Teal.  

Mon 7th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  no further news of a  Slavonian Grebe reported today.

                        Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  2 male Pochard,  10 Tufted Duck,  26 Teal.

                        Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Jay,   21 Collared Doves.

                        Penkford Flash, NLW  --  7 Grey Heron,  8 Teal.   

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Fri 3rd Dec   --  Penkford Flash, NLW  --  9 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard on pylons.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

 Tue 1st Dec  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  5 Tufted Duck,  3 Fieldfare,  4 Redpoll,  4 Siskin,  2 Tree Sparrow.

                        Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay,  3 Bullfinch,  1 Willow Tit,  6 Reed Bunting.

                        Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

  

 

  

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